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Julie Garner

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Birthplace
San Francisco

Lives in
San Rafael, CA

Works in
San Rafael, CA

Website

Tags
photography, landscape, mixed-media, abstract

Statement

The focus of my artwork is the constructed places that surround us daily.  I'm interested in their details, scale and the juxtapositions they present relative to our movement in and around them.  I believe we are deeply affectedby them, both positively and negatively.  I seek to tap into what I percieve at each place's unique attitude and portray them in a way that amplifies their presence and, consequently, ours in relation to them.  I incorporate multiple viewpoints into each final image because this is similar to how our eyes and minds absorb our surroundings.  I'm trying to effect a journey in a still image.  

I developed a technique inspired by my study of tapestry weaving.  Each artwork involves several photographs taken from multiple angles and, if possible, different heights (e.g. from a stairway or parking structure).  “Back Story” incorporates twenty-two separate images while most of the others involve approximately ten to fifteen. Once the final images are selected I print two of each and cut them into 3/8” strips which become the warp and weft.  Use of perspective distortions enables me to achieve a sense of kineticism, or as I think of it, bring the buildings to life.  For example, "Back Story" is intended to show structures in a state of inhalation and exhalation.  

A second series involves weavings that are made from photographs of shop window signs, mostly hand-painted and weathered.  I consider these to be personal artifacts and beacons of the small businesses found in most neighborhoods.  As with the woven landscapes, I am interested in reflecting on our manmade, constructed environment.  

Most recently I have turned my focus to a series of still lifes.  Using the same technique to reflect multiple perspectives and, drawing inspiration from the great cubists and collagists, to tell stories embodied in the objects we collect and that hold our personal fables and histories.  

 

 


Julie V. Garner

EDUCATION: 

1982   Post-graduate degree, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia

1978 Undergraduate degree, San Francisco State University, SF, California

2008-2012   Arts Education: KALA Institute, College of Marin, SF Center for the Book, Lucid Arts Foundation

SELECTED SOLO & GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2016

Fiberarts International 2016, Pittsburgh, PA

2015

Sebastopol Center for the Arts,  Fiber Arts VII, Sepastopol, CA

1337 Gallery, Fiber, San Rafael, CA

Digital exhibition at Waterfront Hotel, Oakland, CA through Daylighted, SF

Exhibition at Ask.com offices, Oakland, CA through Slate Gallery, Oakland

2014

Modernbook Gallery, Approaching the Unreal, San Francisco, CA

San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, TECHstyle Art Biennial 3, San Jose, CA

LACDA, 10 Artists To Watch, Los Angeles, CA

Bedford Gallery, Sky, Walnut Creek, CA

2013

Arc Gallery, Structure, SF, CA  *Juror's Choice Award

Studio Gallery, Waterfront, SF, CA

ProArts, Bay Area Currents, Oakland, CA

The Brower Center, Almost Together, Berkeley, CA

Studio Gallery, City Streets, San Francisco, CA 

Museum of the Living Artist, 52nd International Exhibition, San Diego, CA   *Digital Art Guild Award 

2012

Solo Exhibit:  Woven Photographs of Constructed Landscapes, Bolinas Museum,  Bolinas, CA

Thoreau Center for Sustainability, 57 Degrees, San Francisco, CA

Arc Gallery, Consequences, San Francisco, CA (catalogue) 

2011

Castell Gallery, Manipulated,  Asheville, North Carolina

Marin Community Foundation, Collective Actions: Works of 12 Marin Art Groups, San Rafael, CA

Falkirk Cultural Center, RE: Value, San Rafael, CA 

Abercrombie Gallery, 24th McNeese Works on Paper, Lake Charles, LA  *Juror's Mention

Belvedere-Tiburon Library, Artifacts & Evidence, Solo exhibit, Tiburon, CA

2010

Heart Gallery, FotoObscura, San Francisco, CA

Root Division, Double Dip, San Francisco, CA  

Falkirk Cultural Center, Annual Juried Exhibition, San Rafael, CA

Sanchez Art Center, 1 in 100:  America Behind Bars, Pacifica, CA (Plexus Art Group)

Artworks Downtown, Mosaics, San Rafael, CA

Gallery Route One, Annual Exhibition, Point Reyes, CA

Bayshore Studios, ARTsoup Encore, San Francisco, CA

2009  

Berkeley Art Center, Juried at BAC: Works on Paper, Berkeley, CA

O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, Bay Area Women Artists, Mill Valley, CA

Frank Bette Art Center, Alameda On Camera, Alameda, CA,  *Jurors Award: Best of Show

Olive Hyde Gallery, 41st Annual Textile Exhibition, Fremont, CA

2008  

Art Works Downtown, The Prison Project: 1 in 100, San Rafael, CA (Plexus Art Group)

Marin MOCA, PaperWORKS! Novato, CA

O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, For The Love Of Fiber, Mill Valley, CA

2006  

Bolinas Museum, The Miniature Show, Bolinas, CA

 

ART AFFILIATIONS

Plexus Art Group (founding member; www.plexusartgroup.com)

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:  

Email:  jgarner3083@gmail.com

Phone:  415-453-3083

 

 

 

 

Recent Exhibits

Julie Garner participated in these exhibits:

Feb, 2015 “Edge of Sky” art opening and meet and greet with Julie Garner
Waterfront Hotel
 
Aug, 2013 Bay Area Currents 2013 Artists' Talk
Pro Arts Gallery
 
Jul, 2013 SERENITY exhibit at UCSF
UCSF Women's Health Center
 
Jul, 2013 Bay Area Currents 2013 - Navigating the New
Pro Arts Gallery
 
Jun, 2013 Almost Together
David Brower Center
 
Nov, 2010 FotoObscura
Heart
 
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